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ABP strikes environmental deal

Associated British Ports (ABP) has inaugurated two wildlife sites on the Humber Estuary, as part of its commitment to the sustainable development of its ports. The sites, Chowder Ness Foreshore in North Lincolnshire and Welwick Foreshore in the East Riding of Yorkshire, consist of more than 60 ha of new mudflat habitat to support bird populations in the region. Read More »

ACP publishes Canal pricing proposal

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has published its proposal to restructure the Canal’s pricing system and certain regulations, following a 30-day public consultation period and a public hearing held in Panama on March 14, 2007. Read More »

Post-Panamax cranes for Charleston

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) has taken delivery of four new post-Panamax container cranes for use at the Port of Charleston. The SCSPA paid more than $35m for the cranes and associated electrical and engineering services, using internal funds. Read More »

Record 2006 for Bromma

Bromma Group had its most successful year ever in 2006, posting orders for more than 900 telescopic crane spreaders. This total – not including orders for ancillary equipment, such as overheight frames or rotators – exceeded sales of all Bromma’s competitors combined. Read More »

CMA CGM wins COMANAV bid

A consortium led by CMA CGM is the winning bidder in the privatisation of COMANAV, Morocco’s leading maritime shipper company, following an international call for bids issued in January by the country’s Privatisation and Finance Ministry. Read More »

All-electric RTGs for Halterm

Four RTG cranes, valued at $2m each, have been delivered to Halterm Container Terminal Ltd at the Port of Halifax. The cranes were ordered by Halterm in 2006 to improve the efficiency of terminal operations. Read More »

New terminal approved at Liverpool

Plans for the first post-Panamax container terminal on the UK’s west coast have been given the go-ahead by the Department for Transport. The £90m development on the River Mersey will almost double container capacity at the Port of Liverpool, Britain’s third-ranking deep-sea port and the country’s leading gateway for container trade with Ireland and North America. Read More »

PSA to invest in Panama terminal

PSA International Pte Ltd (PSAI) is to invest in the development and operation of a container terminal at the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal. The Singapore-based company will work with local partner Parque Industrial Maritime SA (PIMPSA). Read More »

Powerfleet distributes Mobicon in US

Powerfleet, a specialist in materials handling equipment, has been appointed exclusive distributor in the US for the Mobicon mobile container handling system, which is designed and manufactured in Australia and assembled in the US. Read More »